Billie R. Bonds helped to rescue Joseph W. Baur from assault, Santa Cruz, California, May 20, 1988. Baur, 34, was assaulted on a city street by a man who struck him with a machete. Bonds, 48, who was nearby, ran to the scene as the assailant prepared to strike Baur with the machete again. Bonds and another man confronted the assailant and, after a struggle, during which the assailant continued to swing the machete, forced him against a parked car. Another man disarmed the assailant. Bonds was treated at a hospital for a lacerated finger, and he recovered. Baur also required hospital treatment for injuries.
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